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Pretty unusual to have 2 full moons 8 days apart, since around here the moon is full tomorrow, Nov. 21. Just sayin'.

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Yes, Bob. Exactly.

On Saturday the 13th of November 2010 the moon was in it's first quarter, meaning that about half of the moon was visible.

From the position of Latitude 62 at the time of the grounding, the moon would have been near it's transit time of 7:18PM AST and would have been 53 degrees 34 minutes above the horizon in a due south direction. So they would have had the moon off their port beam most of the way in towards Lynyard Cay.

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The family wants to hire a local captain and powerboat in the area for the search – preferably 24 feet or larger due to the conditions (center console is fine). Any recommendations?

Does anyone have a recommendation of a pilot/plane, etc. ?
You may want to contact the local FBO, which is one of the only professional FBOs in the out islands. They may know a private pilot willing to help. Welcome to Cherokee Air and Cherokee Aviation

I also seem to recall that the Abaco Beach Resort rents center console boats of that size.

The local community will probably be willing to help.
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Thanks, Ditto me, my desire is not hampered.

I want to add that although it was fully night when the vessel hit the reef and swamped, there was a nearly full moon, no clouds, according to reports from other vessels at Marsh Harbor at the time.

The foundered but unsunk yacht awash on the reef would be visible to a swimmer in the water, in my opinion.

Prayers for Laura Zekoll and her family.
I guess the locals haven't a clue bill....
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Hi there - thank you for the posts so far - I will forward them tonight.

The family's flight from Miami to Marsh Harbour was cancelled, so they are having to overnight in Miami. They will immediately be going to the site once they arrive around 9am in the morning.

The biggest need at this point is to see if there are any locals who know the waters well and can help in the search.

Likewise, other cruisers willing to be a part of the search would be much appreciated.

Please continue with your thoughts and recommendations. I love sailors and this site - it is very reassuring to be a part of this community.

Thanks again to all.
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xxuxx, you and trout need to get a room. Maybe with a little extra padding.

It's one thing to ask questions about what happened and think it through. It's another to blather on about conspiracies and unsubstantiated crap.

Go to your backyard...or, better yet, FightClub to vent. We'll be happy to help you through your rage.


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Thought you might be interested:

Posted on the Facebook page "Bring Laura Zekoll Home" by Zorrest Millman before their flight was cancelled:

Angie just called me from Miami during her lay over on her way to the Bahamas in her search for Laura. She asked me to post this update. They're leaving Miami at 3:30 pm & will arrive at 4:43 pm on Marsh Island today, Sat., Nov. 20th. Everything is on schedule as planned. They'll meet Brent Bass, a Waden/Volunteer upon arrival on Marsh Island. She was directed to him by the US Embassy. He has lived on Marsh Island his entire life, is a diver, & knows the island & area very well! **Angie asked that everyone pray that he'll be able to get off work Sun. & Mon. to assist in their recovery efforts to find Laura!!** She'll keep us updated! Praying!
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Come on good people...we have a probable tragedy here. There will be plenty of time to apportion blame when it all becomes clearer. For now I urge you all to keep it civil. A bit of consideration for the feelings of those directly effected by this is not too much to ask for, is it now ?

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The closest 'safe entrance' during such a blow would be to round the north side of Eleuthera Is. and then enter from the west into the lee-sheltered waters near Spanish Wells or Royal Island .... about another ~8-10 hours south from Lynyard Cay.

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By the way, is S/Y Nancy Ellen really still out there, about half way, tabbing along at just over 2 kts, or is that a transponder glitch?
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By the way, is S/Y Nancy Ellen really still out there, about half way, tabbing along at just over 2 kts, or is that a transponder glitch?
Good question.

Looks to me like she's out there all right. She went down the ditch and left from Moorhead City about a week ago.

Winds in her area look to be very light and variable, and are likely to remain so for the next few days. The Nancy Ellen is a Catalina 34.

From her track, it appears that she's following a more traditional route, i.e., getting her easting done as far as 65W and is likely to hang a right on I65 and head due south for the islands. But she needs to make considerable southing before picking up the easterly trades, if the predictions are correct.

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